the best of providing to a vacant benefice or residing the church Originally the relation of a patron advocatus or protector of a benefice and therefore privileged to nominate or give it
- just the right in English law of providing a nominee to a vacant ecclesiastical benefice
- the best of presenting to a vacant benefice or surviving in the church. [initially, the relation of a patron (advocatus) or protector of a benefice, and thus privileged to nominate or present to it.]
In English ecclesiastical law. The proper of presentation to a church or ecclesiastical benefice; the right of showing a fit individual the bishop, is by him admitted and instituted to a specific benefice inside the diocese, which includes become vacant. 2 Bl. Comm. 21; Co. Litt. 1196, 120a. Anyone enjoying this right is known as the "patron" (patronus) for the chapel, and had been previously termed "advocatus," the supporter or defender, or in English, "advowee." Id.; 1 Crabb, genuine Prop, p. 129,
(letter.) The best of providing to a vacant benefice or located in the church. [initially, the relation of a patron (advocatus) or protector of a benefice, and so privileged to nominate or present to it.]
At what period the right of advowson arose is uncertain; it was probably the result of gradual growth.